Our soldiers couldn’t get body armor from Bush Co. without a public outcry being raised, but the Bushites were perfectly willing to waste millions of taxpayer dollars to reclassify documents that have been declassified and in the public sphere for decades:
In a seven-year-old secret program at the National Archives, intelligence agencies have been removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some already published by the State Department and others photocopied years ago by private historians… [T]he reclassification program is itself shrouded in secrecy — governed by a still-classified memorandum that prohibits the National Archives even from saying which agencies are involved — it continued virtually without outside notice until December…
Under existing guidelines, government documents are supposed to be declassified after 25 years unless there is particular reason to keep them secret. While some of the choices made by the security reviewers at the archives are baffling, others seem guided by an old bureaucratic reflex: to cover up embarrassments, even if they occurred a half-century ago.
So the program isn’t limited to blowing money that could go to better-equipping our troops or to funding important social programs, it’s also being used for Soviet-style historical revisionism. Not a surprise given the relentless campaign of lies the Bushites have been engaged in since 2000.